Top Ten Tuesday: Ten books I want to forget I ever read for personal reasons

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Let me just claw out my soul.  

c.j.'s selections                         ten ten ten

one After the Red Rain - Barry Lyga, Peter Facinelli, & Robert DeFranco 

Stop.  No.  Never.  The plot of this was so ludicrous and saccharine that I wanted to rip out my teeth through my skull.  Just imagine that.  
Asylum - Madeline Roux 

I wanted to like this book so badly.  It had ghosts!  It had asylums!  It had serial killers!  But then the plot was draggy and the characters were flat and I cried inside.  

three Insanity - Susan Vaught 

Again, how could you possibly go wrong with ghosts and asylums?  Like this.  With a series of episodic find monster-kill monster-repeats until you reach the end and are like wtf just happened?  
four Breaking Dawn - Stephanie Meyers 

I shouldn't even have to explain this one.  Renesmee.  Also there was no plot.  To the extent that the movie makers had to MAKE UP a plot for the second movie.  Also Renesmee.  
Fire and Flood - Victoria Scott 

This wasn't awful, but it wasn't that great either.  It was sort of derivative and meh and I could figure out the ending by the end, but I didn't even care.  
six Switched - Amanda Hocking 

I read this because I wanted to know her secret.  Apparently it's typos and stalker trolls. trolls.  Just let that settle.  
seven Trial by Fire - Joseph Angelini 

I kinda lost it around the time that Lily and Rowan fell in love out of nowhere and then Rowan and Tristan rubbed Lily's naked body in herbal paste and wrapped her in mummy cloths.  

eight Eleanor and Park -  Rainbow Rowell 

I think of this book and I feel like that weird outsider kid who picks their nose at the lame kids' table.  Why didn't I love it!? Why didn't I think it was adorable and cute!? Why did I find it boring!? 
nine Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater 

I tried so hard to love this.  Maggie seems like a really cool lady.  But the girl fell in love with a wolf.  Am I the only one who finds that kind of creeptastic!?  Also nothing happened for like 100 pages.  

ten Crimson Bound - Rosamunde Hodge 

I just don't get it.  Cruel Beauty = gorgeous, slow burning romance with unique world and whimsical plot.  Crimson Bound = random generic heroine and instalove and I don't even remember what happened.  


  1. Fun post! I know what you mean on Breaking Dawn, although I thought the details on what it's like to be a vampire when Bella first wakes up almost makes up for the mess of the plot. I really liked Eleanor and Park, but not nearly as much as I loved Fangirl. And most people seem to prefer E&P. Plus Rowell has gotten a lot of criticism for how she portrayed being Asian-American.

  2. Omg, I agree with Trial by Fire. That book seemed...messed up on severe levels at times. o_O I mean, I did like it in the end but that herbal-naked-mummy-wrapping scene was very wrong. And I felt annoyed that it presented characters with issues and then "fixed" the issues before they could have an adventure (like Lily had allergies...which was different and cool and relatable, but then BOOM. Allergies gone. Boo.)

  3. Shiver! Oh, those books.. they frustrated me so much! I tried reading Asylum, too, because the author was coming around near me and I'd been hoping I would like it. D:

  4. I'm not the only one who didn't love Shiver! YAY!! I started Breaking Dawn the day it came out, and haven't finished it. That was more than 7 years ago. Oops! Some of these book are on my TBR list, but I'm not sure when I'll get to them though.

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  5. Hi! Renesmee. Hahahaha. I agree. I wish I had never read Go Ask Alice. It makes me feel dirty just thinking about it :)
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  6. I threw Breaking Dawn across the room. It was horrible. I couldn't get into Shiver either. I love her Raven Boys Series though.

  7. Breaking Dawn! Ha! I still own my copy. As a souvenir, probably. I donated the other three. A friend tried to steal it from me in high school, back when the Twilight movies were in. And I regret E&P, too. I never finished it, though. I just could never get into it. It seriously made no sense. I don't get the appeal. Kinda tempted to check out Crimson Bound, though!

  8. I read one book by Maggie Stiefvater and made up my mind to never again read any of her books.